The Daily Populous

Wednesday November 7th, 2018 night edition

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(CNN) Minnesota Republican Rep. Jason Lewis, who once lamented that he could no longer call women "sluts," has lost his seat to Democrat Angie Craig, CNN projects.

Craig won by more than 5 percentage points in the race which CNN rated a "toss up."

The one-on-one race was a rematch of 2016 , when Lewis narrowly beat Craig.

Both sides saw the district as a key battleground, with the National Republican Congressional Committee releasing a targeted ad in September attacking Craig, a former healthcare executive, for corruption.

Take this woman out of it, take Rush out of it for a moment," Lewis said in a March 2012 episode.

But it used to be that women were held to a little bit of a higher standard.

Now, are we beyond those days where a woman can behave as a slut, but you can't call her a slut?". »

Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions

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Mr Trump said Mr Sessions will be temporarily replaced by his chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, who has criticised the Russia inquiry.

"Most importantly, in my time as attorney general, we have restored and upheld the rule of law," Mr Sessions added, while thanking the Republican president.

Mr Trump has repeatedly pilloried his top law enforcement official since Mr Sessions stepped aside from the Russia inquiry in March 2017. »

Washington state voters pass ballot measure to further regulate guns, including semi-automatic rifles

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A state gun-regulations ballot measure seeking to make Washington’s firearms laws among the strictest in the country passed Tuesday with 60 percent of the vote in election-night returns.

I-1639 was the only state gun-regulations measure on the Nov. 6 ballot anywhere in the country.

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, an I-1639 supporter, said he would defend the measure in court if need be. »